The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
April 21st Meeting on School Segregation
In the last decade, Twin City suburbs have seen rapidly changing demographics, ranking in the top ten nationally in fastest growth rates of suburban poverty. Citing these facts and continued achievement gaps, two metro area integration districts have stopped running their flagship integration schools, despite persistent school segregation questions.
Professor Myron Orfield, Director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, discussed the current state of segregation/integration in metropolitan schools at the April 21st unit meeting of the Roseville-Maplewood-Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters. The League supports measures to achieve school integration.
A recording of the program was made and consideration is being given to making a DVD available for viewing.
At the annual meeting on May 5th, it was decided to do a local study on the police departments of our member communities.
This year LWV-RoMaFH is studying local police delivery and officer training for dealing with domestic abuse, mental health crisis, and racial profiling. A large committee is studying these topics and interviewing the executive director of the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board, Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom and Police Chiefs who serve our five cities: Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Roseville.
The Sheriff and Police Chiefs will participate in a panel discussion at our November unit meetings and committee findings will be shared at April unit meetings. Additionally, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi will talk about the domestic Violence Joint Prosecution Project he is piloting in Maplewood and White Bear Lake at the October unit meetings.
Anyone interested in joining the committee can contact Mindy Greiling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-490-0013. Carrie Dickson, Rita Mills and Mindy are co-chairing the committee.
Meddlers, Activists and Watchdogs - The history of the League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights
Click on the link below for a downloadable file of this interesting and engaging history.
Click on the link below to be directed to the LWVMN Action Alerts
May 9, 2015